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Finnish Modern Design: Utopian Ideals and Everyday Realities, 1930-97
     

Finnish Modern Design: Utopian Ideals and Everyday Realities, 1930-97

by Marianne Aav (Editor), Nina Stritzler-Levine (Editor)
 

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This beautiful book examines the design achievements of Finland over the last seven decades, focusing on the central and decisive role played by Modernism. It discusses the work of such renowned architects and designers as Alvar Aalto and Kaj Franck, as well as of manufacturers including Arabia and Marimekko.

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This beautiful book examines the design achievements of Finland over the last seven decades, focusing on the central and decisive role played by Modernism. It discusses the work of such renowned architects and designers as Alvar Aalto and Kaj Franck, as well as of manufacturers including Arabia and Marimekko.

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Martin Filler
Finnish Modern Design: Utopian Ideals and Everyday Realities, 1930-1997...places Aalto's pivotal contributions within the much less familiar setting of his country's lively and varied modern design movement.
New York Review of Books

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300082807
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
412
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 12.00(h) x (d)

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Jennifer Hawkins Opie
A readable introduction to a wide design landscape which touches us all and a handsome book for the enthusiant.

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